• Facebook built an election 'war room' to try and avoid repeating the mistakes of 2016 - here's what it's like inside

    29 days ago - By Chron

    Rob Price/Business Insider
    Facebook has built a physical "war room" in its California headquarters to try and avoid repeating the mistakes of the 2016 US presidential election.
    On Wednesday, it opened up the room to journalists, including Business Insider.
    The company has made progress in some areas around securing the integrity of the platform, ahead of the midterm elections - but there are still some worrisome signs that all is not well.
    Facebook can't afford to repeat the mistakes of 2016.
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  • Take a video tour of Facebook's election security war room

    30 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Beneath an American flag, 20 people packed tight into a beige conference room are Facebook's, and so too the Internet's, first line of defence for democracy. This is Facebook election security war room. Screens visualize influxes of foreign political content and voter suppression attempts as high-ranking team members from across divisions at Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp coordinate rapid responses. The hope is through face-to-face real-time collaboration in the war room, Facebook can speed up decision-making to minimize how misinformation influences how vote.
    In this video, TechCrunch...
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  • Facebook Hopes Election ‘War Room' Can Repel a Flood of Election Interference

    30 days ago - By Fortune

    Inside a bland conference room-equipped with video screens, a whiteboard, and an American flag-a small squad of Facebook employees is trying to prevent disinformation campaigns from tilting the upcoming midterm elections.
    This “election war room,” as Facebook describes it, is where about 20 employees representing the company's legal, policy, security, and other departments huddle and spot anomalies in internal Facebook data that may indicate that bad actors are spreading propaganda on the social network and its sister services.
    Facebook invited reporters to briefly tour the war room at the...
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